Thanks to the efforts of Don Panoz, both owner of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and a Garage 56 managing partner, the eco-friendly DeltaWing racer could have a go in the series next year.
D-Day is approaching, the DeltaWing has started testing in Europe ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Panoz hinted the most famous endurance race in the world may very well not be the ultimate goal of the venture.
"The amount of effort that has gone into preparing the car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been truly remarkable and a real credit to everyone involved," Panoz said before going on about what is coming up after.
"We are currently in discussions with our partners regarding [our future] but the challenging scenario is the fact that the car doesn’t conform to the current ACO rules[.]
"However, we’d also love to see the car compete in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and we’re working towards that goal."
And at this stage, racing in the ALMS is more than a vague dream.
"We have already had discussions with IMSA regarding a rules framework where the DeltaWing could run against either P1 or P2 cars in the ALMS. The secret will be to come up with a set of rules where the cars are competitive, without being overly dominant."